Learn how to make floating ornaments the EASY way with a Cricut. I show you three different ways to do it, including a photo ornament!
Many thanks to the many readers who asked that I explain floating ornaments (Lee R., Vicki P., Bobbi D., Janelle C., Laura G., Maureen R., Kathy V., Jill C., Candy P., Tonya, Ericka R., Peggy B., Jenise G., Claudette, Rhonda B., Denice M., and Sarah B.). Each person who contributed this project idea will receive an extra entry for your idea (I am keeping track on this on my end). And don’t forget, you can suggest project ideas for this Challenge here and receive entries to win one of our awesome prizes, including a Cricut Maker!
Key concepts taught in the video tutorial include how to slice, how to Print Then Cut, how to insert an image into an ornament, and how to fix an issue.
See exactly how to make my Easy Floating Ornaments in this tutorial video below:
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Materials for the Easy Floating Ornaments
- Clear ornaments, plastic or glass (you can get the PhotoBall here )
- Transparency film
- Vinyl (this is the textured copper metallic vinyl I used)
- Transfer tape
- Tacky glue or spray adhesive
- A way to cut your materials (I used the amazing Cricut)
- Design #121 – My free SVG/DXF/PDF cut files/patterns (available in my free resource library—get the password at the bottom of this post)
How to Make Easy Floating Ornaments
To get started, download my floating ornament templates and designs (Design #121) from my free resource library (you can get a password for it at the bottom of this page). If you’re going to cut the templates and designs out on your cutting machine, upload the file to your design software. If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.
For complete assembly instructions, watch the video linked above!
Get my free SVG cut files and patterns for the Floating Ornaments
If you make these easy floating ornaments on a Cricut, please share a photo in our Facebook group, email it to me at [email protected], or tag me on social media with #makershowandtell.
See all of the projects, tutorials and free designs in The Great Maker Show and Tell Challenge! There is one for each day of the 25 Days of Christmas! This is my gift to you for the tremendous support, enthusiasm, and love you’ve shown to me and my little blog over the past two years. To “open” a gift, hover over the day’s image and click the download icon.
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Denise Foor says
thank you for your wonderful Christmas items…..love them all!
Renae Graves says
Hello I cant find this template anywhere in your resource library. Please help. Thank you
Renae Graves says
Found it. I was looking for template only not floating ornaments. Thank you
So glad you found it, Renae!
Hi Renae! In the materials list of all of my designs, I have now listed the number that corresponds with the file in my library. For example, the file for this project is #121 in my library.
Can you tell me once i go to print, my photo is not on showing up?
Hi Rosalie! You will want to make sure it is selected as a print from the fill drop-down box in Design Space.
Hi! I really love the floating ornaments, that I made 25! Now I notice they are curling :-(. I used the Maker, Vellum sheets, and the flat ornaments using the template above. What did I do wrong?
Heat and moisture are the most common reasons why vellum will curl, but it sure is pretty to use! To keep vellum from curling, I have found using a spray adhesive works best to create a light and even coat.
Kaye kohler says
How can I print an entire sheet of multiple images on a sheet??? Wanting to use the whole page and do multiple ornaments
Great question and in my Print then Cut stickers, I show you how to do this!
Mary Mulheron says
I made the floating ornament and the picture I printed was on 2-1/2″ transparency paper, what size ornament do I get?????
Most ornaments are sold by mm size. 2.5″ in millimeters is 63.5 so I would go a little bigger than that or go with 3-inch diameter ornaments, Mary.
How can you determine the size of your ornaments? I purchased a 6 pack at Micheals but they do not have the size written on the box.
Kimberley J says
I was wondering the same… i just held it up to the screen, as I think they are true to size… guess I will try and see!